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​Volume 5 of the DARLING in the FRANXX (ダーリン・イン・ザ・フランキス, Dārin In Za Furankisu) manga series was first released on May 19, 2019.

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Synopsis

After Nana and Hachi agree to help hide Alpha and Delta in Mistilteinn, Mitsuru starts running a fever. Futoshi and Ikuno observe Mitsuru and Kokoro's budding relationship, after which Futoshi confronts Mitsuru about it. After Mitsuru collapses, Alpha declares that Mitsuru's yellow blood cell count is declining and he may be unable to pilot a FRANXX. Later in the baths, Ikuno confesses her love to Ichigo. When Nana returns to work, Hachi reveals that Ikuno and Futoshi had requested a partner shuffle and that Mitsuru would be piloting with Kokoro.

Squad 13 is sent out to neutralize a Gutenberg class klaxosaur with their new Chlotophytum and Genista pairings. While Chlorophytum performs well, Genista struggles and gets caught in the klaxosaur. Mitsuru reaches for the button to eject Kokoro as well as self-destruct the FRANXX, but Kokoro stops him. Genista goes into stampede mode and breaks free of the klaxosaur. Mitsuru pulls Kokoro off the machine before she gets seriously injured. After Kokoro admits she likes everything about Mitsuru and Mitsuru opens up about his and Hiro's broken promise, they reconnect and pilot Genista again.

When Mitsuru pilots Genista again, this time in Genista's light mode, his yellow blood cell count stabilises, much to Alpha and the others' surprise. Together with Squad 13, they defeat the Gutenberg-class successfully. Following the battle, Mitsuru requests for Kokoro to cut his hair, saying he wants to minimize the risk in battle, even if it's just a little bit. In his heart, he admits that he likes everything about Kokoro.

In the bathroom, Hiro examines his horns and says to himself that they've grown bigger.

References


DARLING in the FRANXX
PILOTS
STAMEN Hiro | Goro | Zorome | Futoshi | Mitsuru
PISTIL Zero Two | Ichigo | Miku | Kokoro | Ikuno
OTHER Naomi | Old Woman | 081 | 090 | 245 | 9'α | 9'β | 9'γ | 9'δ | 9'ε | 9'ζ | VIRM
APE Papa | Vice Chairman | Gorilla | Marmoset | Lemur | Baboon | Tarsier
Dr. FRANXX | Hachi | Nana
FRANXX Strelizia | Delphinium | Argentea | Genista | Chlorophytum | Standard | 9 Model
MEDIA
EPISODES 01 | 02 | 03 | 04 | 05 | 06 | 07 | 08 | 09 | 10 | 11 | 12
13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 17 | 18 | 19 | 20 | 21 | 22 | 23 | 24
CHAPTERS 01 | 02 | 03 | 04 | 05 | 06 | 07 | 08 | 09 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 17 | 18 | 19 | 20
MUSIC KISS OF DEATH | Torikago | Manatsu no Setsuna | Beautiful World
Hitori | CÅGE | Vanquish | Escape | Darling
WORLD
LOCATIONS Cerasus | Garden | Chrysanthemum | Gran Crevasse | Cosmos
KEYWORD Klaxosaur | FRANXX
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